Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and can boost such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user accesses some page, the script connects to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the site visitor. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with sites that display identical content all of the time, these actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently minimizes the website loading time. The module could be rather helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your applications whatever the cloud hosting plan that you select when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will speed up your sites since it will start caching their program code. In case you wish to run Internet sites with various system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server packages since it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. If you'd like to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional within a couple of minutes. Since you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our cutting-edge platform will allow you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website can work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you'll be able to run websites with various requirements in the exact same account.